Thrifty Things Friday #75

Hi everyone!


Before I get to the party, I just want to thank all of you for the wonderful comments, Facebook comments and emails you sent me with birthday wishes. It was such a fun surprise to come home to after being in the woods for a long weekend. You are all so kind!

I am posting this early because I will be working the FM all day and won’t get in until late tonight. I will be doing this until the end of the market season and then I will resume the 4:00 schedule. I just won’t have a chance to make sure the post went up correctly and I like to make sure the linky is working.

I haven’t visited a few of you that joined the party last week. I am still catching up from being out of town so, I am not going to do features this week. I am sorry for all the late visits.

Okay, now we can get on with the party!!

Did you see a ton of yard sales this past Labor Day weekend? We sure did! As we drove to our cabin which is a 275 mile road trip, there had to have been no less that 75 yard sales along a 100 mile stretch. After passing up sale after sale, eager to just get to the cabin, I couldn’t take it any more!

IMG_4143 At one sale, I found this set of 7 green leaf dishes.


They were all taped together and priced to go at $1.00!


They had the matching set of  rustic green bowls. There were 4 of them for .50 cents.


Unfortunately, two broke during the trip. That was so upsetting to find when I got home and unpacked them!


At a different sale, I found this Better Homes and Gardens cake stand.


I couldn’t pass it up for $1.00.

Let’s see what thriftiness you have for us today!




  1. Oh my word, those are some fabulous buys. I love the leaf plates, they will be fabulous to decorate with, and the cake stand is beautiful. Thanks for hosting. Hugs, Marty

  2. Happy Birthday, Diann! I'm glad you found those wonderful items. The leaf dishes are really cute! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Diann you really found some awesome bargains. Love the leaf dishes. Hate that when some break before getting them home. Cute cake stand also! I'll be back later with a post to link up! Big Hugs, Linda

  4. I *heart* those little leaf dishes Diann!! Erg! Don't you hate breakage?? Thanks so much for hosting! Get your rest when you can ♥ Looks to be a busy month for you!!

  5. You found some great deals!! I love the leaf plates! Thanks for hosting!

  6. I find it hard to pass up cake plates; that sure is a pretty one. I love the leaf plates. You are a magnet for great deals, Diann!

  7. WOW! Those dishes are certainly a bargain! I love it when I go into a thrift store and find treasures in a dark corner! Belated happy birthday! Looks like you had a great time! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and

  8. So glad you had a wonderful birthday. Just so you know, I NEVER find those kind of bargains. The leaf plates were to timely and the cake plate looks like Christmas to me. Hugs, Ginger

  9. I love the leaf dishes. Thanks for having a great party!


  10. Diann,
    So happy that your Birthday was wonderful for you!! LOVE those plates. I just love everything associated with Fall!!


  11. What ggreat find s and loving your linky! Peace, Becky (

  12. Diann,

    I just love those leaf dishes! Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  13. I would have definitely picked up those dishes too - $1 for all??? That is amazing!

    Breakage stinks. One time, I saw a lady toting a Margaritaville machine from a yard sale - walking back to her car, and the thing fell out the bottom of the box and shattered. Can you imagine? I felt so bad for her!

  14. These are wonderful finds! How lucky can you get. I especially love the stack of leaf plates.

  15. I think we all have broken a cool find. We feel your pain. Very cute dishes.


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